OUCH! Check this article out from from Dana Jongewaard, former managing editor of the Official Playstation Magazine:
Why I am buying a 360 this November
"…So ultimately, I can’t justify it. $600 is a lot of money, especially when I can get what–for me at least–will be a very similar experience for $400. I would like to own a PS3, and I hope that the price drops soon so I can consider it. But until then, this Official PlayStation Magazine editor will have to join the dark side."
Oh, and while I don’t disparage anyone trying to make a buck these days, I find myself laughing at those inexperienced resellers assuming they’d make $1000s of dollars by reselling PS3’s at ridiculous prices. Here’s a bit of karma for you:
Scalpers returning PS3s to stores
Eager entrepreneurs trying to make a fast buck on hot demand for the new Sony PlayStation 3 this holiday season have found themselves out of luck.
The initial supply of PlayStation 3 game consoles fell well short of demand and spawned a market of scalpers who picked up the systems.
But a last-minute surge in supply to electronics retailers has left many holding a PS3 with nowhere to unload them.
Still not believing it? Take a look at the date: It’s 12/29/2006. Now take a look at the going rate for Playstation 3’s on eBay: